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Coronavirus & Victoria Shut Down Discussion Megathread Part 27

Here we are at part **27** of the Coronavirus Megathread! Thank you to all who are keeping COVID-related discussions here to not clog up the sub.

This is a space to talk all things Coronavirus & the recent shut down of non essential services.

All new posts on the sub including (but not limited to); news and information, discussion, questions, national issues, world wide issues, supply hoarding, what essential services will and won’t be shut down, will be removed and redirected here. All posts currently on the sub will be left, unless they are not sufficiently focused on Melbourne, they will be removed and redirected.

**Shut down info**

Stage 3: [https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirusresponse](https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirusresponse)

***What can and can’t you do in the shutdown? For the love of all things good in the world, please read the link below before you ask:***

[STAY AT HOME GUIDELINES](https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/202003/Stay%20at%20Home%20Directions%20.pdf)

**Question: Can I go visit my significant other?**

**Answer: Yes. The chief health officer has tweeted providing clarity.**

Source: (https://twitter.com/VictorianCHO/status/1245228717351170048?s=20)

**Job resources**

Daniel Andrews Announcement: [https://twitter.com/DanielAndrewsMP/status/1241234933978300416](https://twitter.com/DanielAndrewsMP/status/1241234933978300416)

Source: [https://www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria](https://www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria) (thanks [/u/ftjlster](https://www.reddit.com/u/ftjlster/))

We will add information resources to this post as they become available, if you have a resource to add to this list, please send us a modmail.

Resources:

* The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do – [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtN-goy9VOY](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtN-goy9VOY)
* Australian Coronavirus Subreddit – [https://www.reddit.com/r/CoronavirusDownunder/](https://www.reddit.com/r/CoronavirusDownunder/)
* VIC Health Alerts & Advisories – [https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/news-and-events/healthalerts/2019-Coronavirus-disease–COVID-19](https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/news-and-events/healthalerts/2019-Coronavirus-disease–COVID-19)
* World Health Organisation – [https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019](https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019)
* Australian Government Department of Health – [https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov](https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov)
* ​Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
* Daily updates from Vic Gov: [https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus](https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus)
* Real time stats on confirmed cases in Australia: [https://covid-19-au.github.io](https://covid-19-au.github.io/)
* **Myki pass users:** For those who have stopped using PT, Myki Pass can now be paused. Basically they’ll mark your card as blocked, and send you a new one with the full existing balance on it. – [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/refunds-compensation-and-replacement-tickets/making-a-change-to-your-myki-due-to-covid-19/](https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/refunds-compensation-and-replacement-tickets/making-a-change-to-your-myki-due-to-covid-19/)
* Map of restaurants who are still providing take away/delivery services – [https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1SywmBdUE26wX5XW_0oH1xiezII3q5Ztq](https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1SywmBdUE26wX5XW_0oH1xiezII3q5Ztq)
* City of Melbourne Council Rates Hardship Relief – [https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/residents/rates/Pages/rates.aspx](https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/residents/rates/Pages/rates.aspx)

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Other worthwhile links ([submit links here](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%2Fr%2Fmelbourne)):

* Participate on [Discord](https://discord.gg/E3BJaNu) active discussions about COVID-19 plus a general channel if you need human interaction (and pictures of pets)
* [Things to do at home with your significant other](https://www.melbournemoments.com/couple-home-activities/)
* The [Melbourne Symphony Orchestra](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWC3rUkPeaV2B2r_bwwgnNw) live stream
* [https://www.highclassescortsmelbourne.com.au/melbourne-escorts-stop-providing-sex-worker-services-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/](https://www.highclassescortsmelbourne.com.au/melbourne-escorts-stop-providing-sex-worker-services-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/)
* Melbourne Daily thread for a workout accountability check in
* Mobile Games to Play with Friends (Self-Isolation Edition)
* Support small businesses – a not for profit platform designed to help connect consumers with small businesses: [https://carrythroughcovid.com/](https://carrythroughcovid.com/)

Please take care of yourself and others. Reach out when you need it. Be kind to each other.

Previous megathread parts:

[Part 1](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fcm2pq/coronavirus_discussion_megathread/), [Part 2](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fh6rcg/coronavirus_discussion_megathread_part_2/%E2%80%8B), [Part 3](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fj8zau/coronavirus_discussion_megathread_part_3/), [Part 4](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fjsrmc/coronavirus_discussion_megathread_part_4/), [Part 5](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fkd9wi/coronavirus_discussion_megathread_part_5/), [Part 6](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fkxk2q/coronavirus_discussion_megathread_part_6/), [Part 7](https://old.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fli8o5/coronavirus_discussion_megathread_part_7/), [Part 8](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fm4b1f/coronavirus_discussion_megathread_part_8/), [Part 9](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fmmwak/coronavirus_discussion_megathread_part_9/), [Part 10](https://old.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fn5pvp/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 11](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fntslk/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 12](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fobr07/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 13](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/foy6lf/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 14](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fpllp7/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 15](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fqe9g4/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 16](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/frd0sg/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 17](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/frxhw6/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 18](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fslkmb/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 19](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/ft9xg3/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 20](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fttez7/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 21](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fvlcnj/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 22](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fw944q/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 23](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/fwwizq/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 24](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/g0s12o/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 25](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/g21t4i/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/), [Part 26](https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/g8rwt7/coronavirus_victoria_shut_down_discussion/)

Please keep all discussion civil, racism and hate speech will result in bans as always.

**Unverified reports of case locations, patients, and their movements will be removed. Please post from reputable journalism sites or official government sources only. Fear mongering will result in bans. Users are encouraged to report any such claims in the comments.**


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